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“Fabulous museum and great guide”

California State Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 143 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is my second time in this wonderful museum. This time I was accompanied by two friends, and we happened to catch a tour with George, a volunteer, who had the most interesting stories to tell about the early days of the rail road and the coming together at Promontory Summit for the first Transcontinental Railroad. We could have listened for another hour to his wonderful tales and facts, but had to move on to see the rest of the exhibits on the ground floor. Some of the trains are open to walk through - one great one is the dining room with display of the most elegant and precious china. All worthwhile to see.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This may be an understatement. If you have the slightest interest in trains or railroads, this is the place for you. This museum contains every kind of rolling stock imaginable. Everything is in absolute mint condition. All the staff members we encountered were highly knowledgeable. The website suggested a one to two hour visit. My son and I spent nearly four hours. We were overwhelmed.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Visited with three generations of family and there is something for everyone. The layout makes it easy to immerse yourself in the displays and if a great way to learn more about how important the railroads helped shape this country.

1  Thank Peter9383
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We took our grandkids to the museum to see the trains. It has been a long time since I have visited the museum. It seems better than I remember it. It seems like there is more to it and I wish we had more time to have seen all the exhibitsEveryone should visit it if they have the chance, but take at least 3-4 hours to see, read and listen and watch the presentations available.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Been here many times and love it. fun location near Old Town Sacramento and close enoug to the Amtrak station to take the train to get here

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